Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Winner and A Blogger Meet Up

First things first: Chris is the winner of the race entry! Congrats Chris! Shoot me an e-mail and I'll get you all hooked up to run this weekend! I really hope you enjoy that pancake breakfast! (That's the part that got me all excited!)

Now on to the other important stuff: There are 2 sleeps to go until the Utah Valley Marathon. I am more nervous about this one than Ogden for some reason. I need to talk to myself and get rid of these nerves. At least I have plenty to do before the big day. I have mounds of laundry, church stuff to get ready for, mountain bike trails to mark, lots of ballet car pools to run, and there's always cleaning of some sort. Plus I'd like to get a new playlist going, I need to buy gels, pack to sleep at my parents, and grocery shop so my family has something to eat while I'm gone. This will be the second marathon that my family will miss because of dance. My mom will be at the finish line though and I'm excited about that.
There is going to be a meet up Friday for any bloggers out there that want to come. It will be at Yogurtland in Orem at 5:00. I can't wait to see my blogger buddies and hopefully meet some new faces!

Do you have music suggestions for me?
Are you coming to the meet up?
Any last minute advice?

20 comments:

Tri-Living...Together said...

Oh boy I wish I could be there at the meet up an marathon!!! Advice? Just run.. I mean it, no garmin(if you can) Enjoy it!!!! (hugs)

Chris said...

Best of luck in your Marathon! I hear that one is fabulous.

Have fun at your meet-up, Orem is a bit of a drive for me, but if you have Layton/Ogden area meet-up in the future, I would love to join :)

Stefanie D. said...

I am SO excited you are coming to the blogger meet-up! Can't wait to meet you!!!

Teamarcia said...

WooHoo! Good luck this weekend!

Julia said...

JEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see you <---- hopefully that was enough exclamation points to convey my point :)

DUH I will be at YL. I do not know if I have advice since I have never ran a marathon but suddenly today I feel like I have so much to do to get ready as well...when did UV sneak up on us like this??? haha! so crazy! cant wait for the festivities :) and hoping I can just enjoy the experience!

Running Ricig said...

Good luck! I always make a new playlist for a race. It helps keep things spicy when you get tired!

I WISH I could go to your meetups! So fun!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

good luck, can't wait to hear about it!!

Rachelle Wardle said...

I feel you on the nervs Jen. I can't decide if mine are just pure excitement or actual ners though. I think I am just so full of energy because so many awesome people are running this race!

I can't wait to see you friday. Woohoo! Also alot of us are planning to go to the expo before Yogurtland around 4:00!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

So excited to meet you tomorrow!! And I'll be sticking around after I finsh the half to see all you bloggers/friend cross the marathon finish.

One of my last posts has tons of great song recommendations in the comments. I added quite a few new songs to my playlist from the suggestions I got.

ATTrio said...

Have fun! That would be my advice. Plus, you know what you are doing so really there are no worries. Nothing to be nervous about. Have fun meeting up with some bloggers. We'd love to meet you guys as well. Tonight make a new playlist. Sometimes just one new song can change my mood and put me in the right place =) Good Luck! -Jen

Elle said...

I hope you have fun at the meetup and an awesome race.

Will be looking forward to reading about both, soon.

:)

runs with boxers said...

So glad to hear you're centering yourself more in the here and now, and that would be my advice for the marathon too: enjoy yourself! You do this for you and no one else, so make it whatever you need/want it to be!
Can't wait to hear how it goes and how amazing you are with it!!

Jennifer said...

Good luck! Good music suggestions i have for you are: pink-raise your glass and lady gaga-born this way.

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

There are Eminem songs that I love running to, like 'Till I Collapse' and Beyonce is always good. I too am a fan of Pink, one song from a few years back is '18 Wheeler', which always gets me going.

ashley & sundance said...

woo woo! 24 hours to go!

I'll see you tonight! :)

best advice?? HAVE FUN! Run for YOU!

Deanna@MilesToRun said...

Good luck with your marathon! How sweet that your mom will be at the finish for you.

I so wish I could do a meet-up!

Jerilee E. said...

yay- Good luck tomorrow! I wish I could come meet some of you running bloggers- it would be so fun to meet y'all in person :) but I don't think I will make it in time!

Jamie said...

I'm running that tomorrow too! My first! But I can't come to the meet up. I am coming from another state and my husband would be super sad if I ditched out on him. Hopefully I'll see you on the road.

Holley @ Lunges and Lashes said...

i am coming, so i will FINALLY get to meet you! ;)

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

i wish I could be there too! advice? listen to your body and take pride! enjoy the run.